Eca ug board of Studies New Undergraduate Course Proposal Cover Sheet

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ECA UG Board of Studies

New Undergraduate Course - Proposal Cover Sheet

Please answer all questions and submit electronically to
In addition please complete the new course proposal on EUCLID. Access to this is via the programme secretary who will complete the submission on EUCLID on your behalf. Please see the appendix for information required to be submitted via (see also: EUCLID guide)

Proposed Course Title1:
Proposer (Academic): Kenny Hunter
School: Edinburgh College of Art

  1. Has this course been fully discussed and approved by the School (if appropriate by School committee) and by the Head of School? If no, please provide further information.


  1. Give a brief rationale for the new course?

The School of Art would like to offer more Electives for Art students and students from the wider University.

  1. Is this an additional (completely new) course or a replacement course? If replacement, what course is being closed?


  1. Is this course also available to visiting students2? If yes, are there differing assessment arrangements (please outline in full)?

(Programme Secretaries will need to create a part-year Visiting student instance of the course if assessment, quotas or other arrangements differ from the main version of the course)

  1. Very briefly outline any links between teaching and research in the proposed course.

  1. Resources/Income:

    1. Briefly outline if you require space/estates requirements to deliver the courses (lecture theatre; Seminar/Tutorial room; Studio space; computing? Workshop?)

The course runs for 11 weeks on Tuesdays:

Week 1: 13 January

Introductory talk and discussion of the course. – Room required

Outline of project 1.

Initial site investigations.

Week 2: 20 January

Site visits and investigations and specific research.

Week 3: 27 January

Development of responses to particular locations.

Week 4: 3 February

Formation of response and feed forward presentations. – Room required

Week 5: 10 February

Conclusion of artworks and final presentations for project 1.

Formative assessment and feedback. – Room required


Week 6 : 24 February

Outline of project 2. Room required

Initial site investigations.

Week 8: 10 March

Site visits and investigations and specific research.

Week 9: 17 March

Development of responses to particular locations.

Week 10: 24 March

Formation of response and feed forward presentations. – Room required

Week 11: 31 March

Conclusion of artworks and final presentations. – Room required

    1. Teaching Load? (which School(s) will receive income from delivering the course).


    1. Is there a cap (quota) on the number of students? If yes, please explain.


    1. Will existing IT and library facilities support this new course? If no, please explain.


  1. If approved, does this course require a change in the Degree Programme Table3 () If yes, please note the changes here e.g. this proposed courses is a replacement for course ARCH08431 Art & Architecture and will be substituted in the following programmes MA Architecture, BA Architecture.


  1. If approved, does this course require a change in the Degree Programme Specification?4 If yes, please outline:
    APPENDIX: Information required for new course approval (EUCLID)

  • The follow table outlines the information required by Board of Studies to approve a course proposal made via EUCLID.

  • Once approved the course will be available to students and staff on the Degree Regulations and Programmes of Study (

  • Every University course is listed in the DRPS course list (catalogue) and if appropriate they are also embedded in the Degree programme Tables (DPTS) which again are accessed via the DRPS.

  • The approved course entry in the DRPS is the official course description i.e. it will be referenced as required for use in Exam Boards, academic appeals etc.

  • It is usually not possible to change course entries during the academic year (unless no student enrolments have been made).

  • It is possible to make changes to the course information as part of the approval process (and small changes are quite common).

EUCLID Category

Guidance on the EUCLID Category


Edinburgh College of Art

Course Title

Outside Now (Site Specific Art, Research and Practice)

Course Description

Short description of the course c.150 - 250 words.

This course will deliver for each student the opportunity to research, develop and create their own Public Art Proposal, site specific to a particular Edinburgh City Centre location.

The students will be encouraged to consider all forms of Public Art and will be expected to produce a proposal to a professional standard. They will receive instruction in model building and how to produce Photoshop imagery. The course will culminate with an exhibition of their proposals.

The course will start with structured classes, lectures, research visits and discussion. Beyond this students will be asked to consider how they might research, focus on and develop a self-motivated projects which will engage with more particular ideas, such as:

  • The notion of the ‘ site specific’ and how it relates to the creative process

  • Engagement with both Contemporary Public Art and the Pre-Modern Monumental traditions

  • The role of memory in defining the identity of place

  • Issues relating to the language of scale and materials and how they affect both the artwork and the viewer.

  • Understanding the architectural nature or natural environment of a space and how that may inform a response.

  • Awareness of the debate around permanent v temporary proposals in Public Art

  • The role of communities and audiences in informing and participating in the developmental process

Normal Year Taken

If the course is open to more than one year simply enter the most likely year e.g. if it is a stand pre-honours elective enter Yr1.


Course Level (PG/UG)


Visiting Student Availability

Most courses available to all students subject to them meeting pre-requisites. As such most courses should be made available to visiting students. If courses are restricted further e.g. because of studio space they are only open to on-programme students then they should normally not be open to visiting students. Any questions please ask the ECA UGTO.


SCQF Credits

Courses should be 20 or 40 credits. Please contact the UG Director / Head of ECA Teaching Organisation if you plan on proposing courses of different credit weighting.


Credit Level (SCQF)

Note that most CHSS courses are SCQF08 Yrs1/2 and SCQF 10 Yrs 3/4.

SCQF Level 8

Home Subject Area

Note that the home area is linked to course code e.g. all ESALA courses start with ARCH; Art with ARTX.


Other Subject Area

Course Organiser

Kenny Hunter

Course Secretary

Margaret Milner/Claire Davies

% not taught by this institution (UoE)

Collaboration Information (School / Institution)

Total contact teaching hours

Most subject areas have guidance on contact hours (as part of preparing Key Information Set [KIS] data). If you are unsure please contact the UG rep in your area or the UGTO.


Any costs to be met by students

E.g. field trips, materials, exceptional printing costs (standard printing e.g. of essay submissions not included here).

Field trips/materials


Please include all courses that MUST have already been passed in order to enrol on the course.



Please include all courses that MUST be taken in conjunction with the course.


Prohibited Combinations


Visiting Student Pre-requisites

Similar to normal UoE pre-requisites; in most cases for Honours courses we would put a general pre-requisite e.g. For HoA honours student normally have at least 3 HoA courses at grade B or above. This allows the CHSS visiting student office to assess applications from visiting students.



Contemporary Art, Public Art, Site Specific Art, Sculpture, Research and Practice

Fee Code (if invoiced at course level)



Name the academic contact for the proposal.

Kenny Hunter

Default Mode of Study

For most UG courses you will select either:

  • Classes & Assessment excl. centrally arranged exam (this applies to courses with non-exam assessment)

  • Classes & Assessment incl. centrally arranged exam

Classes & Assessment excl. centrally arranged exam

Default delivery period

For most UG courses this will be one of: Semester 1 / Semester 2 / Full Year.

Note: this can be changed once the course is approved; it may change year on year by the course secretary.

Semester 2

Marking Scheme to be employed

For UG this will be “Common Marking Scheme - UG Mark/Grade” (selecting either Honours or non-Honours option)

ECA Common marking scheme

Taught in Gaidhlig?


Course Type


Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes/L01

For further information refer to guidance on writing learning outcomes available from UGTO.

Research and investigate a range of possible environments for proposed public art works, taking into account different historical and contemporary approaches to Art in public spaces.

Learning Outcome 2

Demonstrate an understanding of these issues through the development of their own responses to particular spaces and communities.

Learning Outcome 3

Consolidate and disseminate a proposal related to their chosen location.

Learning Outcome 4

Note for courses using the ECA portal learning outcomes should be limited to 3 per course.

Learning Outcome 5

Special Arrangements

Components of Assessment

This should be clearly stated. Examples include:

  • What the assessment method is and weighting e.g. 20% Presentation and 80% Written case study assignment

  • Assessment date should be included e.g. submission of portfolio at the end of the course; or for the above example, presentation in Week 6 and case study at the end of the course.

  • Ideally, you should specify the weighting of assessment of learning outcome e.g. each LO has equal weighting (1/3).

The assessment is added twice in EUCLID (“Components of Assessment” and the “Assessment Methods” field). The two entries should match.
In addition course proposals should indicate provision of formative assessment (a regulatory requirement from 13/14). Examples include:

  • Formative assessment is provided at the mid-point of each semester; this will give you individual feedback on your performance on the course prior to the summative assessment outlined above.

  • (For full year course) At the end of semester one students will be given formative feedback; this is done in a small group feedback session.

Note: If the Visiting Student assessment differs e.g. Course is assessed in May but delivered in Semester one, then a separate VS assessment can be added to EUCLID.

Assessment Plan and Information

Learning Outcomes Assessed. Equal weighting of learning outcomes:

  1. Research and investigate a range of possible environments for proposed public art works, taking into account different historical and contemporary approaches to Art in public spaces.

  2. Demonstrate an understanding of these issues through the development of their own responses to particular spaces and communities.

  3. Consolidate and disseminate a proposal related to their chosen location.

students will submit the following:

  • A written statement outlining their approach to the brief and the site they have chosen to work with. No more than 500 words

  • Evidence of personal research, for example sketchbook work, photographs, reflective notes and collected information relating to aspects of the course.

  • A visualisation of their proposed artwork in the site they have chosen to work with, this could be achieved either as a 3d model/maquette and or Photoshop images and details of scale and material.



Exam Information

100% Coursework


The course follows a practice based / research model.

Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5: Research based approach to a specific site and the realisation of a visual response.

Weeks 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Personal research and development of individual project with a view to the formation of a detailed proposal for a particular site.

Academic Description

“As described in short description”

Study Pattern

Please enter the full KIS data (essential):

All courses will total 200 for 20 credit courses and 400 for 40 credit courses. EUCLIS adds remaining as independent learning.

Lecture Hours = 2
Seminar / Tutorial Hours = 4
Dissertation / Project Supervision Hours =
Supervised Practical / Workshop / Studio Hours = 12
Fieldwork Hours = 12
External Visit Hours = 9
Virtual Learning Environment / Scheduled Online Activities =
Feedback / Feedforward Hours = 3
Formative Assessment Hours = 3
Summative Assessment Hours = 3
Other Study Hours = 2
Programme level learning /teaching hours – automatically added by EUCLID

Transferable Skills

Ability to plan, develop and resolve a personally motivated project

Research skills: library based, studio based, through use of collections, public archives, internet and museum resources.

Study Abroad

Reading Lists

This should be the core reading list of up to 10 texts. Additional or a full reading lists would normally be made available to students enrolled on the course via the course handbook or VLE/portal documentation.
Note: Prior to approval for courses being given, course proposers must check with the Library that the proposed reading list can be supported.

1. One Place After Another; Site Specific Art and Locational Identity

Miwon Kwon, MIT Press, 2004

2. Art and the City

Nicholas Whybrow, IB Tauris 2011

3. Public Art; Theory, Practice and Populism

Cher Krause Knight, Wiley-Blackwell 2008

4. Lure of the Local

Lucy Lippard, The New Press, 1997

5. Place

Tacita Dean and Jeremy Millar, Artworks, 2005

1 If the name of an existing course is to be changed then a new course proposal is required. Please contact the secretary to the ECA UG Board of Studies in the first instance. It is possible to fast track the approval – but a full proposal will still need to be processed via EUCLID (and a new course code generated).

2 Visiting Students are students on an Erasmus/International exchange or fee paying students who come to UoE for one semester or one year i.e. they are not UoE degree students. Students from other programmes in CHSS who take our courses are not visiting students.

3 DPTs are published in the University Degree Regulations and Programmes of Study website (DRPS: This DPT is the official programme document that is used in exam boards, to consider student academic appeals etc.

4 DPSs are found via the DRPS Programme section, for general guidance on DPS see: UoE DPS Guidance)

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